Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Is this Michael Kors ad Insensitive? Racist? Or Much Ado About Nothing?
Designer Micheal Kors is being labeled a racist by some for his new ad featuring super stylish white people on safari and black people being used as the props or extras in the photographs. Folks are up in arms claiming the ads reflect the fashion industry's need to produce images with "imperialistic undertones". Someone even wrote on Facebook "Colonialistic, imperialistic and a statement of the continuing mindset of black vs. white. So what else is new?"
Hmm interesting...what do you think? Insensitive? Racist? Or Much Ado About Nothing?